"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
The snow days allowed me to catch up on grading, so the students scores are up to date. There is a bit of missing work. If your child has no score, then the assignment was never turned in to me. I'll follow up with the students and give them the end of the week to give me any of the missing work.
This week the students will be pre-writing their story from the interview and research they conducted for the project: Historical Fiction Picture Book. They have a checklist and rubric that explains the expectations of the project. I will also read aloud a past student picture books to help the students visualize what the end product could look like. In addition this week I'll read aloud a professionally published historical fiction picture book.
In addition,the students are reading short historical fiction story called "Around the River Bend" which is serving as a mentor text for writing their historical fiction narrative. Through this story, I will model how to evaluate historical fiction and how to complete the prewriting jots for their picture book. All of this work will be done in class. By the end of this week they should have three jots, answered specific questions about their plan for the book, and began a prewriting packet to help them pre-write their historical fiction narrative.
Due to the testing, they are being given plenty of work time in class. They shouldn't have to do much outside of class other than read unless they do not use their class time.
I look forward to seeing them all again after this five day cold daze. Thank you for all that you do for your children.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com